PIET QUEST Colleges-2016 Final Round Scheduled to be on 9th June, 2016.
PIET QUEST- A pride Talent-hunt Project
It is a unique program pioneered by PIET which is a talent hunt competitive test every year in schools and Polytechnic Colleges since 2008. The idea is to identify the TOP ranking students and award them. The preliminary test is held at schools and colleges. The qualifying students are invited to PIET for second qualifier and the final round. 12 toppers are selected in each category from Arts/commerce, Science, Polytechnics. Awards worth one crore are given away.
PIET QUEST- COLLEGES
“Education is the key of human success and competitions are its roots.”
We are born with a brain, but we develop it through learning various aspects of behavioural interactions with living and non-living objects around us, observations of many species doing the same, information gathering from books, elders, teachers, friends and foes. Such human beings then continuously participate in competitions in almost every aspect of life, and develop their skills and knowledge to a further level therby. Schools, colleges and universities are the institutions that try to govern the mechanisms of knowledge dissimination to all in the society and develop so called intellectuals. Competitions give one a chance to evaluate oneself in particular domain.
PIET organizes a PIET Quest- a quiz programme with the same spirit of identifying talented brains and award them at various levels since past 9 years. Since then it has expanded its reach to various schools, colleges in the state of Haryana, UP, Delhi/NCR etc. More than 45,000 students have participated in the competition held this year for schools and polytechnic colleges. PIET QUEST COLLEGES – 2K16 identifies and award talented brains of college level students of various streams. Last year, we had about 14,000 participants in this level. This is a mind sport in which the candidates either as individuals (during first two rounds) or in teams (in final round) attempt to answer questions posed to them, in order to win prizes like Honda Activas, Bikes, Projectors, Printers, Tablets etc along with cash scholarships if they take admission to any of PIET courses.
The objective is to identify and encourage good students to look beyond their text book knowledge and establish a relationship between current happenings and learnt concepts. It expect participating students to ‘to think out of the box’ and answer questions related to General Knowledge, Science, History, Entertainment, Business, Government, Computer Science etc. The plan of the Quest is such that the students who have all round knowledge go to the last level for competing in front of the audience. Questions from all such domains again appear in the final round along with fastest finger first and rapid fire round. The college faculty of such participating institutions, who helps in the conduct of the competition, is felicitated with momento and gift by PIET. The college that is adjudged the “Best College” amongst all participating colleges is also awarded.
A number of colleges participate in the PIET QUEST colleges every year and the number is increasing year by year. This shows the passion amongst the students to perform and win prizes in this mega event. The number of participating students from various nearby colleges last year was 13000+. This time also there has been an encouraging participation in the event. Students from various colleges like I.B. COLLEGE, PANIPAT; GCW, ROHTAK; SD COLLEGE, PANIPAT; ARYA COLLEGE, PANIPAT; KVA DAV COLLEGE, KARNAL; GCW, RLY ROAD, KARNAL; DAV PG COLLEGE, KARNAL; GOVT PG COLLEGE, SEC-14, KARNAL; GURU NANAK COLLEGE KHALSA, RAILWAY ROAD, KARNAL; GOVT COLLEGE, SAFIDON; METIS COLLEGE, SAFIDON; DAV COLLEGE, PUNDRI, KAITHAL; GOVT COLLEGE, GOHANA; CISKMV, PUNDARI, KAITHAL; GOVT COLLEGE, ISRANA etc have participated in the first round.
The students in of participating colleges are exposed to a written examination held at the respetive colleges only. It is an off-lline test that consists of thirty or more multiple choice questions to be completed within the duration of 30 minutes as per the structure of the event. The test is based on various domains specified earlier. Different set of questions of almost equivalent complexity are taken for this round. The test is based on evaluating Aptitude, Reasoning, Numerical and Quantitaive methods, English and communication, including General Knowledge of the participating students. This test is generally conducted by faculty representative from PEIT along with the college level faculty our contact as per the availability of students, time and dates etc. Earlier the test was a manual test, but from this year we have shifted to the OMR sheet based evaluation that is fast and accurate in processing of results. These OMR sheets are then evaluated using the machine for error-less result compilation done with the help of PIET faculty members.
After the result analysis, the candidates are shortlisted on the basis of the cut-offs that may be region-wise for the second round to be held at PIET Campus. Such students and their colleges are intimated and certificates are issued to shortlisted candidates in their respective colleges for handing over to the candidates.
The Round 2 consists of an online test that is conducted at PIET campus using computer devices of various labs. The information regarding the date of 2nd final round will be intimitated to the shortlisted candidates through SMS/telephonic calls and informing the parent institution/college. Bus facility for pickup and drop from designated stops will be available to PIET by the Transport Co-ordinator which may be extended on request also. The participants shall be escorted by teacher representatives of the participating colleges and faculty members of PIET. The participants and teacher representatives shall be provided proper refreshment and lunch at PIET through the coupon system.
The Online test of Round 2 will contain multiple choice questions that needs to be answered in 30 minutes. Only candidates declared as qualified will go for the final round of PIET Quest – Colleges.
Depending on the number of candidates declared qualified in the Round 2, further shortlisting, if required, through a small quiz may be done by the man QuizMaster. After final qualification, the students of round 2 will be divided into teams for taking the Final Quiz on the main stage. The quiz will be conducted in the pandal in front of the audience along with many eminent guests and personalities of the day. The winners of the quiz will be awarded prizes and Scholarships worth crores.
Things to do when you reach PIET !
Participants are provided bus facility to reach PIET for the Round 2. After you reach PIET, a group photograph of the participants with their faculty and bus incharges. Then the participants move to the laboratories for the online test. After taking the online test, the participants can move to various technical, personality grooming sessions being organized at different venues of the college premise. The result of the Round 2 is announced at about 1:00 pm. The particants who clear the Round compete in the Final round held on the mainstage of the PIET QUEST. Participants are also provided with food in the form of refreshments and lunch.